“It’s a marathon, not a sprint.” Emily West, USA Hockey

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this over the last 20 years. From personal training, to Crossfit games coaches, to little league and rec coaches, this statement has been consistent across the board.

However, in today’s society where anyone and everyone is a “coach”,  this message tends to get lost. There is now more than ever, this need for immediate results. These coaches and those we look up to, that we look for to help guide us and our young athletes, tend to lose sight of the longevity of ours, and our children’s athletic journey.

Don’t be that coach. Be the coach that focuses on teaching the game, that educates and nurtures your athletes, and builds relationship that they will remember for years to come. “Don’t be your kids last coach”.